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And the model is not even hot!

Posted by Just Me | April 20, 2007 10:52 AM

Have they not read the Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy? Shoes lead directly to a downward spiral to the END OF THE WORLD.

Posted by exelizabeth | April 20, 2007 10:56 AM

The parrots are nice, and the model is hot.

But won't Venice be completely underwater if the earth warms up so much that tropical birds start making their home there?

Posted by Dan Savage | April 20, 2007 10:56 AM

well...the feet ARE big...

or is that an example of forced perspective?

Posted by michael strangeways | April 20, 2007 11:11 AM

Just because I believe Al Gore, do I have to be offended by these ads? I think they're kind of clever...

Posted by Rottin' in Denmark | April 20, 2007 11:28 AM

The Froot Loops bird is a toucan. These appear to be parrots.

Posted by DOUG. | April 20, 2007 11:33 AM

far be it from me to wax heavy, but to say that i am very concerned about environmental issues would be a gross understatement. i'm terrified. and it wasn't al gore, thank you, i've been painfully aware of these issues forever. tree-hugger? that's me. patchouli-stinking pacifist? all the way. (i never talk about it publically, i know, privately, however...) so this ad, with its total lack of urgency and implications that SHOPPING...well. it's very glib. and i'm the king of fucking glib, so i know. should you be offended? that's your choice. it doesn't offend me. it makes me very sad. it's about as clever as filling the square with floating new orleaneans with the same caption. ha ha. let's shop.

Posted by adrian! | April 20, 2007 12:30 PM

At least Piazza San Marco will be healthier with parrots instead of the current residents: disease-carrying pigeons.

Posted by SeMe | April 20, 2007 1:12 PM

SeMe, don't badmouth the pigeons. Pigeons carry diseases bc they live in a filthy city. The parrots would carry the same disease - not that these "diseases" you speak of would ever affect a human. And, they are smart.

Hell, the parrots would probably shit bigger and attack humans.

Posted by the pigeon defender | April 20, 2007 1:59 PM

I assume, then, that we all find it completely unremarkable that the shoe man is squatting down for a nice sidewalk poo?

Or piazza poo, I guess. Is it OK just because there's no-one else on the piazza, or do we all get the urge to poo on pavement when the parrots arrive?

Posted by robotslave | April 20, 2007 2:48 PM

It won't be so bad since global warming guarantees Venice will be completely underwater. Then his supermodel poop would just wash away in the Italian waters.

Posted by Gloria | April 20, 2007 3:22 PM

Poor guy,
spent so much on his shoes,
he can't afford to buy socks.

Bet his feet are a slimey mess after a day or two of walking around that piazza scrounging for 'tips'.

It's all good, as long as we can bomb the shit out of everyone.

Posted by old timer | April 21, 2007 9:10 AM

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